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WA DAY FUN IN FREMANTLE ON MONDAY

Posted in community, fremantle, western australia by freoview on June 2, 2016

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Join the Freo fun this Monday 6 June from 10am to 4pm at the Esplanade Park and enjoy a festival of Western Australian music, food, sports, arts and culture.

Here is a snapshot of the fantastic activities happening for WA Day.

Esplanade Park

A Book Out Of Nowhere, the Literature Centre
11:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm -2:00pm
The Literature Centre presents fun 11am and 1pm sessions for kids at Fremantle’s Esplanade Park with WA author Raewyn Caisley and illustrator Karen Blair. Karen draws while Raewyn reveals her story ‘Hello from Nowhere’.

Across Cultures Art Classes, the Wayalup Centre
10:00am
An aboriginal artist will paint tapping sticks, which are unique Nyoongar musical instrument, and share stories of the Nyoongar language, history & culture. Presented by Fremantle’s Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre.

African Drumming Circles performance & workshop
10:00am-11:00am
African Music Circles interactive rhythm performance and workshop that bring people together like nothing else.

Cameo Rascal – Roving circus performer
1:00pm, 2:00pm
Combination of acrobatic dance, juggling, stilt walking, unicycling and death-defying balancing acts – all with a comedians hilarity and cabaret panache.

Census 2016 Your Moment To Make A Difference
10:00am – 4:00pm
Have fun learning about Census – Test your geography skills, take a snapshot of your family household or be your own Mayor. Learn how Census is important to you and everybody living in Australia!

Circus Fun
10:00am – 4:00pm
The Juggle Fun (Circus Skills) event stand has proven to be an event favourite for all ages. An interactive event stand where everybody can have a go. Spinning diabolos, colourful poi & ribbon twirling, ball and scarf juggling, spin stix twirling, hoola hoops, spinning plates – there is something for fun all ages to learn.

Face painting, fairy tale fun and crafts
10:00am – 4:00pm
Face painting, Craft and Fairytale Fun. Join the Freedom Fairies in their world of imagination and play to celebrate all things magical and WA.

Fremantle Press presents: BOOKS OUT LOUD!
12:00pm-1:00pm
What do ghosts, smugglers, treasure hunters, robots, a walking house and a little lost girl all have in common? To find out join local writers for storytelling and free family-friendly activities.

Fremantle Press presents: Riddle Gully Secrets Launch
2:00pm-3:00pm
Just when famed youth reporter Pollo di Nozi thinks she’ll never find another news story, she stumbles upon not one but two very surprising secrets. With hidden treasure, cunning crooks, mistaken identities and mysterious disappearances, unravelling them may be Pollo’s greatest challenge yet.

Giant Games
10:00am – 4:00pm
Ten giant games providing interactive activities that the whole family can join in together. All ages can have a go and up to 40 can play at the same time.

Henna Hand Panting with Maneesha
12:30pm
Hand painting with traditional Henna paste.

Kite exhibition and workshop, Kite Kinetics
10:00am – 4:00pm
Decorating the skies with various kites trains and miniature butterfly kite workshops.

Know Your Nation presents Up close and personal with Greg Hastings and Horatio T Birdbath
Get to know the personal histories and stories of the people around us. Pre-submit your questions to knowyournation@gmail.com

Greg Hastings – 1:00pm
A founder of the Mucky Duck Bush Band, Greg is an engaging performer of Australiana and has traversed over 400,000km of Australia doing just that. Career highlights include the Children’s’ interactive show ‘Wandering In The Bush’ and his 200 songs penned and 11 original albums recorded.

Horatio T. Birdbath – 3:00pm
Renowned artist Horatio T.Birdbath has been involved in the cultural history of Fremantle for many years. His public legacy includes Horatio’s Wall (behind Gino’s), the Kings Square bollards and the mosaic planter boxes along the cappuccino strip.

Live Music Performances
African Drumming Circles 10:00am
Nat Ripepi – acoustic vocalist 11:00am and 12:00pm
Andrew Winton – Australian Contemporary Singer / Songwriter 1:00pm and 2:15pm
Electrochic, acoustic French musical duo 3:15pm

My Place & My People in WA, the Literature Centre
10:00am – 4:00pm
See displays of student writing about WA people and places.

Numbat Mask Making
10:00am – 4:00pm
Children are given the opportunity to learn about an iconic West Australian numbat and then make their own mask to wear and take home.

PCYC Climbing Wall and ‘Fun Truck’
10:00am – 4:00pm
The PCYC Climbing Wall provides the excitement and challenge of a rock climbing experience, whilst the ‘Fun Truck’ is filled with fun recreational activities for all ages.

Tastes of the world – Food vendors
10:00am – 4:00pm

WA Children’s Theatre Flash Mob dancers
11:00am, 11:20am, 11:40am, 12:00pm, 12:20pm, 12:40pm
WA Childrens Theatre will perform FLASH mob dances promoting their new show ‘The Wolf has no teeth’, the story of red riding hoods grandson and his determination to overcome anxiety.

WA Day Coles Community Barbie
10:00am to 3:00pm
Get on down and enjoy a good ole West Australian sausage on the barbie. All fresh, local produce provided thanks to Coles, proudly supporting WA Day and your local Police and Community Youth Centre (PCYC – Fremantle branch).

Esplanade Youth Park

Skateboarding Clinic with Skateboarding WA
10:00am-12:00pm
Join in on some WA Day fun with a skateboarding clinic at Esplanade Youth Plaza with Skateboarding WA. Registration forms available on the day or download here http://www.skateboardingwa.com.au. Under 18s require a parent/guardian signature.

Little Creatures Jetty

Tours of a 16th Century Dutch replica ship
10:00am – 4:00pm
Duyfken is a little ship that had such a big impact on the history of Australia, being recognised as the first European ship to make contact with the shores of Australia in 1606 – some 164 years before Captain James Cooks and the British claim to Australia’s history.

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FREO WELCOMES NEW CITIZENS

Posted in australia day, fremantle by freoview on January 27, 2016

Fremantle welcomed many new citizens on Australia Day at the ceremony on the Esplanade and also recognised the achievements of local people and groups in the Premier’s Active Citizenship Awards.

It probably was no surprise that the very active and successful Rethink The Link received the group award but some people were surprised that Adin Lang got the individual one as he stood for Cockburn Council at the May election. There were a couple of people who thought I did not deserve the award when I received it in 2013, and with so many active and deserving people in our community I am sure it is hard for the committee to please everyone.

It was relatively quiet in Fremantle yesterday compared to previous years and I believe it is time to rethink the way Freo celebrates our national day.

Roel Loopers

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BEACY PRIMARY LOOKING FOR ENTERTAINERS FOR THE FETE

Posted in fremantle, school by freoview on October 13, 2015

Beacy Primary FestThe BEACONSFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL are looking for parents who are entertainers (musicians, magicians, whatever your talent may be!) who would like to perform as part of the school fete on Saturday, 24th October.

If this is something you would like to do please contact daniellewares@hotmail.com to register your interest.

It should be a fun day, so be part of it!

Roel Loopers

ROEL FOR FREO! Beaconsfield Ward. Truly Independent.

Written and authorised by Roel Loopers of 5 Maxwell Street, Beaconsfield 6162

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COME CELEBRATE BEACY’s 125TH BIRTHDAY!

Posted in education, fremantle by freoview on September 23, 2015

Beacy Primary Fest

It is still a bit early to promote it, so I will do it again in a few weeks time, but the lovely Beaconsfield Primary School, just over the road from where I live, have a big party on October 24, the day before my birthday!, to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the school. It means the school is nearly as old as I am ; >(

I have been to the Beacy a few times to hand out prizes to the kids for participating in the writing project of the Fremantle Society for the Fremantle Heritage Festival, so they are very clever kids down this way.

Check out the poster above for details and pass on this post through your networks.

Roel Loopers

ROEL FOR FREO! Beaconsfield Ward. Truly independent.

Written and authorised by Roel Loopers. 5 Maxwell Street. Beaconsfield 6162

FREO’S BIG PLANS FOR DOCKERS GRAND FINAL

Posted in afl, city of fremantle, fremantle dockers by freoview on September 3, 2015

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The City of Fremantle is already in footy final fever mode with plans under way for live TV telecast in the inner city on Grand Final day should the Dockers make it to the MCG for the big game.

If the Fremantle Dockers win the whole weekend will be footy mayhem in Freo with re-screening of the Grand Final on the Sunday and the Dockers showing off the flag on the balcony of one of the Cappuccino Strip buildings.

The City is looking for volunteers to help out on both days so give them a call if you’d like to be part of the footy fun!

Roel Loopers

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FREO RELAXED WA DAY

Posted in fremantle, photography, wa day by freoview on June 1, 2015

Here a few photos to show how relaxed Fremantle was on WA Day to celebrate the foundation of our state.

Roel Loopers

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W.A. MEDITATION DAY ON FREMANTLE ESPLANADE

Posted in fremantle, meditation, wa day by freoview on May 26, 2015

The Buddhist Society of Western Australia has come up with a novel idea to celebrate WA DAY (formerly Foundation Day) this coming Monday, June 1.

At 2 pm there will be Meditation and Tai Chi on the Fremantle Esplanade. It is a free event that everyone can participate in, so do something for your inner spirit and mental well-being and relax.

Roel Loopers

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BRING JAMES STIRLING STATUE TO FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle, history, james stirling, perth, western australia by freoview on May 25, 2015
Statue of Lt-Governor James Stirling in Perth. Courtesy WIKIMEDIA

Statue of Lt-Governor James Stirling in Perth. Courtesy WIKIMEDIA

The West Australian reports today that the City of Perth has put the statue of James Stirling in storage since they can’t find a new location for the bronze sculpture that used to be near the Town Hall.

With W.A. Day, formerly known as Foundation Day, only five days away, I wonder if Perth would donate the statue of the founder of the Swan River Colony to the City of Fremantle.

Lt-Governor James Stirling arrived at Fremantle on the ship Parmelia, so his statue would be well placed on the grass area next to the Round House where it would overlook Bathers Bay. The Round House will be celebrating its 185th birthday in January next year, so adding Stirling’s statue would be fantastic.

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE CELEBRATES AUSSIE DAY

Posted in australia day, fremantle by freoview on January 26, 2015

The heat kept people away from Fremantle Australia Day celebrations and the numbers were well down from last year, but from 5.30 on the crowd started to turn up at Bathers Beach and the Esplanade.

The Citizenship Ceremony was as always relaxed and very enjoyable. Jamie van Egmond was awarded the Fremantle Citizen of the Year and the Fremantle Foundation the Community Group of the Year.

The fireworks are going off just now, so I hope everyone enjoyed them.

Roel Loopers

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KELP BAR OPEN AUSTRALIA DAY!

Posted in australia day, fremantle by freoview on January 22, 2015

The cute little KELP BAR at Kidogo Arthouse on Fremantle’s Bathers Beach will be open on Australia Day from 12 midday to 11 in the evening. The place could long have been a permanent small bar if it weren’t for Fremantle Council creating new hurdles on the way to build toilets there for years.

Sit at the Indian Ocean in this lovely arty and relaxing heritage building and enjoy the fireworks and that we live in a country of freedom and beauty.

Roel Loopers

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